I was at work, but evidently other folks were able to go
MIDDLETOWN — New Jersey cannot succeed unless it follows fiscal discipline and enacts education, health-care and pension reform, said Gov. Chris Christie to over 200 people who weathered Wednesday’s snowstorm to attend a “town hall-style” meeting in the township.
Rather than nibble at smaller problems that will not solve New Jersey’s fiscal woes, Christie told the crowd at VFW Post 2179 that he believes it is important to find a solution to the high cost of benefits for public employees.
“Other politicians made you promises they couldn’t keep,” Christie said. “I’m the guy who has to be here when the party is over.”
The reality is ugly. What the politicians have saddled us with is criminally obscene.
And they get public works projects named in their honor.
Paid for by us, naturally.
Quote of the clip:
Policeman: “My salary went up 2%. And after the increase in my healthcare costs went in, do you know how much my check went up Sir? $4. How am I supposed to live on that?”
Gov. Christie: “Here’s the difference. You’re getting a paycheck. And there are 9% of the people in the state of NJ who are not.”